Flower Cake

1-1/2 cups cake flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 tsp grated orange peel
2 eggs
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
2 tbs confectioners sugar
4 Florida oranges, sectioned

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. In large mixer bowl beat together shortening, sugar and orange peel until light and fluffy; add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. At low speed, add flour mixture alternately with orange juice until well blended.

Spoon into two greased and floured 8-inch cake pans. Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely. Meanwhile, in small mixer bowl whip cream with confectioners sugar. Spread a thin layer of whipped cream on one cake layer. Arrange some of the orange sections on the cream; top with remaining cake layer. Frost entire cake with remaining whipped cream; garnish with remaining orange sections.

Yield: 12 to 16 Servings.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana